• The IMH process starts with the submission of a letter of intent. Please see below for specific guidelines.
  • The applicant will receive notification regarding whether or not the Board requests a full proposal. Applicants can expect to receive a response after the deadline for L.O.I. submission.
  • If a full proposal is requested, the applicant will have approximately one month to submit a full proposal by the deadline announced for that grant cycle.
  • After the full proposal is received, the applicant may participate in an interview with IMH Board Members. Interviews are by invitation only.
  • A final decision from the Board of Directors will be communicated to the applicant following the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.

Note: Guidelines will be available to those applicants who are invited to submit full proposals. At any point, feel free to email Ron McClain at rmcclain@imhno.org to discuss your program ideas or to ask questions.


Next Grant Cycle Begins July 15, 2024!  

Letters of Intent

July 15, 2024

Letters of Intent 

August 16, 2024

Letters of Intent
All Applicants Notified of Approval/Denial

August 30, 2024

(By Invitation Only)
Applications Online

August 30, 2024

Proposals DUE

October 11, 2024

Applicant Interviews
(By Invitation Only)

Week of

October 21, 2024

Dates TBD

Board Final Decision

October 24, 2024

All Applicants Notified of Approval/Denial by

October 25, 2024

Please Note: IMH is now requiring that all Letters of Intent and all Full Proposals be submitted online via a link to our new application system. This new system is designed to be user-friendly and will streamline the application process. 

For our online application, click HERE and click “Create New Account” or login. At this point, you will be able to access the Letter of Intent application. If you are invited to submit a full proposal in the future, you will be cleared to login to the full application process.

For LOIs on-line, you will be asked to address the following points:

  • In one sentence, describe the purpose for which you are seeking funding.
  • Provide a brief description of the proposed program activities.
  • Provide the following details regarding the proposed program activities:
    • Population to be served
    • Anticipated outcomes
    • Duration of the program
    • Estimated amount of request
  • Is it anticipated that this program will be self-sustaining at the end of the duration of the requested grant?


  • IMH funding is limited to nonprofit 501(c)3 programs in Orleans Parish that are in good standing.
  • IMH does not fund capital projects.
  • IMH does not fund individuals.